Originally posted on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 8/7/12

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 16: Leftfielder Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants poses for a photo on March 16, 2004 in Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

August 7, 2007 marks a performance enhanced historical moment when Giants slugger Barry Bonds became the all-time home run king when he belted his 756th roundtripper. Bonds hit the milestone homer in the fifth inning into the right-center field bleachers off Mike Bacsik of the Nationals at AT&T Park.

Three historic milestones occur on August 7:

In 2004, Cubs' pitcher Greg Maddux wins his 300th career game, becoming the 22nd member of the 300-Win Club. Maddux defeats the Giants, going five innings and allowing four earned runs at SBC Park in San Francisco.

In 1999, Wade Boggs of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays becomes the first major leaguer to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit. Boggs connects against Chris Haney of the Cleveland Indians just one day after Tony Gwynn collected his 3,000th hit.

And on August 7, 1907, Walter Johnson picks up his first major league victory. The Washington Senators' rookie defeats the Cleveland Indians, 6-2. Johnson will win 417 games during his Hall of Fame career.

Cooperstown Calls on August 7, 1972, the Hall of Fame inducts one of its largest classes ever. The list of eight new members includes Yogi Berra - presently the manager of the New York Mets - Negro leagues stars Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard, and standout pitchers Sandy Koufax and Early Wynn.

A baseball odditiy occurs on August 7, 1901 when Ban Johnson suspends Baltimore 1B Burt Hart for striking umpire John Haskell yesterday, stating "This is the first time a player in the American League has struck an umpire, and it is an offense that cannot be overlooked." The 31-year-old Hart will never play again.

 

         

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